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The Corliss steam engine featured at the 1876 American Centennial, a showcare of American System progress.

Welcome to AmericanSystemNow!

NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS: IF YOU USE GMAIL, OUR MAILINGS MAY BE DIVERTED TO PROMOTIONS. YOU CAN ENSURE AGAINST IT BY ADDING AMERICANSYSTEMNOW@GMAIL.COM TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. By Nancy Spannaus, editor March 10, 2020–When I first read Alexander Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures some 40 years ago, it transformed my understanding of […]

by March 10, 2020 About
The ceremony launching the assembling of the fusion reactor in France on July 29, 2020.

International Fusion Project Makes Progress

Aug. 7, 2020–Pursuing continuous technological breakthroughs, applying the science that will allow mankind to progress both economically and socially, has always been a key element of the American System of Economics, beginning with founder Alexander Hamilton. For that reason, I want to update my readers on the advances being made […]

by August 7, 2020 News, Nuclear Power
Dr. Robert Atkinson during his July 28 webinar (screenshot)

Can U.S. Manufacturing Be Revived?

A Report on an Asia Times Webinar with Dr. Robert Atkinson By Nancy Spannaus July 30, 2020—The debate on whether American manufacturing can be revived was taken up July 28 in a webinar sponsored by Asia Times, a major pan-Asia digital news platform. Featured speaker Rob Atkinson addressed the topic […]

by July 30, 2020 Manufacturing, News
The American System and the Haitian Republic

The American System and the Haitian Republic

The Surprising Connections between our Nations By Nancy Spannaus July 27, 2020—A highly fitting tribute to Alexander Hamilton was presented by Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society president Nicole Scholet during this year’s annual celebrations around his death anniversary. It came in the form of a rebroadcast of Scholet’s talk on “Alexander […]

by July 27, 2020 News, Slavery, Uncategorized
An abandoned factory in Detroit, Michigan.

Our Nation Is at Death’s Door

Will We Save It? By Angela Vullo July 24, 2020–With jobs, businesses, and people disappearing across the land, the threatening question before us is, will the United States itself meet that same fate? Even before COVID, our nation was at death’s door. Many reasons are cited as to the cause […]

Hamilton grave site at Trinity Church, in the Wall Street area of Manhattan.

Honoring Alexander Hamilton

  On the occasion of the anniversary of his murder, July 11, 1804 By Nancy Spannaus July 11, 2020—The traditional ceremonies in New York City honoring Alexander Hamilton on the date of his murder by Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804 have necessarily been cancelled this year. We must honor […]

by July 11, 2020 Commentary, News
Factory closures like these point to the real crisis behind the crisis.

Unmask Wall Street! Build Infrastructure!

By Angela Vullo July 9, 2020–Much has been hypothesized lately on the current crisis that faces our country.  With all the attention on COVID-19, the deeper underlying crisis has gotten buried.  It’s time to pull back the mask. Unmask Wall Street, and build infrastructure. What we will uncover is an […]

by July 9, 2020 Commentary, Infrastructure
The Watts Bar dam on the Tennessee River, built from 1939 to 1942, provided urgently needed electricity for the World War II effort. (TVA.org)

New Deal Credit Policies in Rural America

Increasing Productivity, Expanding Farm Output, Eliminating Poverty  By Stuart Rosenblatt July 5, 2020–As the nation confronts the expanding COVID-19 crisis and the collateral economic damage caused by the pandemic—the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression—a consensus is emerging that any recovery effort include a commitment to employ millions […]

by July 5, 2020 History, Infrastructure
Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

by Nancy Spannaus July  3, 2020—On the occasion of this Fourth of July, which is bound to be fraught with virulent attacks on the Declaration of Independence, I was tempted to simply repeat Abraham Lincoln’s stirring refutation (which I featured last year). But there was a deeper philosophical point to […]

by July 3, 2020 Commentary, History
Albert Einstein playing his violin.

Creativity Is the True Source of Economic Wealth

A Book Review by Lawrence Freeman (The following book review is published with permission from Freeman’s blog Africa and the World where it appeared on June 26.  Patrick Kabanda, a native of Uganda, is an accomplished organist who also serves as what he describes as a “well-tempered non-economist,” consulting internationally on […]

by June 28, 2020 Review
Depiction of Jackson inauguration (Wikipedia Commons)

The Pathway to “A More Perfect Union”

The Growth and Collapse of One American Nation, The Early Republic 1790-1861 By Donald J. Fraser Fraser & Associates, Roseville, California, 2020, 605 pp.   A Book Review by Nancy Spannaus June 21, 2020—In examining the question of what defines an American identity, author Donald Fraser has chosen one of […]

by June 21, 2020 History, Review